FMCSA forms Medical Review Board

March 7, 2006
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has established its five-member Medical Review Board (MRB)—which ultimately will guide the agency toward establishing “realistic and responsible medical standards” for commercial motor vehicle drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has established its five-member Medical Review Board (MRB)—which ultimately will guide the agency toward establishing “realistic and responsible medical standards” for commercial motor vehicle drivers.

The members are:

  • Dr. Gunnar Andersson, senior vp for Medical Affairs, Rush University Medical Center, and professor and chair of Orthopedic Surgery;
  • Dr. Michael Greenberg, associate director for Medical Toxicology, Drexel University College of Medicine and director of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program;
  • Dr. Kurt Hegmann, director and associate professor of Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, Dept. of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah;
  • Dr. Barbara Phillips, chair of the National Sleep Foundation and professor at the University of Kentucky College of Health in the Department of Preventive Medicine;
  • Dr. Matthew Rizzo, professor of Neurology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine.

    Board members will serve a two-year term and may be reappointed.

    Members must possess expertise in a medical specialty, an understanding of research methods, knowledge of transportation medical issues, experience on panels that develop medical standards, a record of scientific collaboration, professional service, and experience developing teaching programs.

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